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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RE , England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 21 Grasmere B&B and Inns
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“Excellent service as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have stayed at Dunmail House several times and the quality of service provided is second to none. Shirley and Tony are excellent hosts and always go the extra mile to ensure your stay is the best it can possibly be. Would never consider staying anywhere other than Dunmail House. Simply outstanding!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
It is always our pleasure to see you all and we are delighted to hear that you enjoy staying with us so much. We are looking forward to seeing you again in November when the Christmas lights will be on in the Lakes villages and the shops will be full of goodies for the festive season. Lets hope there is just a sprinkling of snow on the fell tops, with blue skies and mirror images on the Lake which will make it even more magical for you.
Best Wishes
Shirley & Tony
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a long walk across high fells to reach Dunmail and we were greeted with tea and cakes and lovely comfortable rooms. Great welcome from the hosts and would recommend it to anyone walking or just visiting the area. The smoked salmon and egg breakfast was wonderful !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed cake and tea after your long walk and it was our pleasure to make you welcome. It would be lovely to see you again in the future.Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

Best Wishes
Shirley & Tony
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

LOVELY!! I would highly recommend this B&B. You will not find a nicer host and hostess! They did a great job making us feel right at home. Breakfast hit the spot every morning and there was plenty to choose from. The area is magnificent, with lots of hiking, stunning views, and great places to eat. The town is quaint and there is good shopping. Don't miss the gingerbread, it is a treat for sure!

Room Tip: Our rooms were facing the road but we had no noise and the view was awesome!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review for us. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are delighted you enjoyed our award winning breakfast so much. Grasmere as you say is a very beautiful village with lots to see and do and we feel very privileged to live here.

We hope to welcome you back in the future if you are on this side of the pond. Take care of yourselves.

Kind Regards
Shirley & Tony
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

You feel more of a house guest in this beautiful home. A warm welcome on arrival from the owners with a pot of tea and biscuits while we looked through the extensive local info in the guest lounge. Our room wasnt huge and the shower room quite small but beautifully presented and so clean with nice toiletries. A very good night's sleep followed by gold star breakfast - delicious. An excellent location and highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your super comments. Dunmail is our home and we are delighted to learn you felt like house guests as this is our aim. We work hard at the quality and cleanliness of our rooms and we thank you for mentioning this, your words are all very encouraging for us.

We do hope to see you again in the future and we will be delighted to greet you with a warm welcome and to serve you another special breakfast.

All best Wishes
Shirley & Tony
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Any one after a quiet B&B in a stunning location with excellent views from every room then Dunmail House is for you! We have stopped at Shirley's & Tony's for a few years now and previously we've tried a few places around Grasmere & Ambleside but none can beat Dunmail House...the rooms are beautiful and have everything you need...the breakfast is excellent with lots of variety... and you couldn't fined a nicer couple, they do make you feel its home away from home..! Bob & Shar x (Manchester)

Room Tip: All rooms are Excellent..!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear Bob & Shar,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of your recent stay with us.
We are delighted to hear that we are your favourite place to stay in the South Lakes and also that you like the style, comfort, atmosphere and views at our home. We look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Best Wishes from both of us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We parked the car outside Dunmail House with the feeling of arriving home from home. We have been to Dunmail Hose on several occasions now and have loved every second of each visit. Shirley and Tony are the perfect hosts from the minute you set foot through the door to the sad moment when you have to leave. Breakfast is not just a five star meal, but is an event in itself with Shirley being the perfect hostess taking you order and Tony being the perfect host cooking it!!!
The house is wonderful in so many ways. It is clean, fresh, airy, comfortable with wonderful views from every window. When the weather (as it has been for the last ten days of our visit) is dry and sunny the garden is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the evening sunshine. While Tony and Shirley are at Dunmail House and we are able to drive there we will be regular visitors. As the son says it is "SIMPLY THE BEST"
Lois and David, Rhyl

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear David & Lois

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind review. It was lovely having you back in Grasmere and we are so glad the sun was shining. We look forward to welcoming you back "home" again.

Besw Wishes Shirley & Tony
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

A beautiful location, lovely house and we are always made very welcome. That's why we keep going back to stay. Wonderful breakfasts 'Award winning' that keep you going especially when you are out walking all day. Shirley and Tony are always warm and friendly and make you feel at home and the rooms are lovely, clean and tidy with fantastic views. It's the ideal location for many of the walks from Grasmere or just for relaxing and taking in the stunning views. Highly recommended to all who are thinking of visiting Grasmere. A big thank you from Ian & Christina

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
It is a true reward for our efforts to know that our guests enjoy their stay with us. So thank you for letting us know. We are delighted that you felt relaxed and had a special time away together. Please come back again and see us soon.
Best Wishes Shirley & Tony
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Address: Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RE , England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Dunmail House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Dunmail a small, exceptionally friendly and informal bed and breakfast situated within the enchanting village of Grasmere. Beautiful newly decorated and furnished en-suite bedrooms with stunning views. Dunmail enjoys private car parking and gardens with panoramic views towards Stone Arthur and the fells. Five Star rated with Award winning breakfasts to set you up for the day. ... more   less 

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